Beside of plenty of multimedia-oriented products, such as their first 3D Full HD Camcorder we've talked about earlier, Sony also brought to CES 2011 quite a few interesting surprises in its VAIO series of notebooks, perhaps the most exciting being their brand-new VAIO F Series 3D laptop.
The 16-inch multimedia powerhouse is built around a second generation Intel Core i7 Processor with 4 cores (the brand new Sandy Bridge platform
, of course), and supports Intel Hyper-Threading and Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0.
Moreover, the notebook sports an NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M with 1GB dedicated VRAM graphics card, plus an S-Force Front Surround 3D audio system, with extended stereo effect and simulated 5-channel surround.
However, its main selling point is represented by the FullHD 3D LED backlight display, that, paired with the built-in 3D sync transmitter and included 3D active glasses let one enjoy a wide array of 3D content, including videos and photos.
Beside the already standard connectivity and networking options, the new F Series notebook from Sony also sports a HDMI output, and comes pre-loaded with the Windows 7 Home Premium operating system.
"This laptop is a multimedia powerhouse melding cutting-edge technologies such as Blu-ray Disc and 3D functionality into one portable device," said Mike Lucas, senior vice president of the VAIO business group at Sony.
"Now consumers can experience an unparalleled, immersive entertainment experience on their terms — in the living room, on-the-go, wherever," added Mr. Lucas.
Given the fact that Sony Vaio notebooks are among the most expensive such products out there, it should come as no surprise that the VAIO F Series 3D laptop comes at a very high-price point, the notebook starting at around $1,700 when it will become available next month (and if this is the starting price, just imagine how much a serious configuration will cost).